Earlier today, Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair got a release date for North American Vitas: September 2. I still need to play the first.
Anyway, more Japanese games have western release dates. Compile Heart's RPG Fairy Fencer ... more
Keiji Inafune's other not Mega Man game is Azure Striker: Gunvolt. Its main character, Gunvolt, was viciously censored for the planned Western release, as you can see below. And by viciously censored I mean his designed was c... more
Time travel is infinitely more interesting once you leave the trappings of the TARDIS or any one of those familiar (some would say hackneyed) science fiction mainstays behind. Steins;Gate, the visual novel that inspired a ... more
La-Mulana was regarded by some as the hardest game ever. This isn't going to change, though Nigoro's Takami Naramura wants it to be slightly more intuitive so perhaps all those deaths don't lead to warranted frustration and ... more
Square Enix will work on its next global releases, "without focusing too much on the ‘global’ aspect," president Yosuke Matsuda told Nikkei Trendy. "For example, in the past, when we developed console games with a... more
Marvelous AQL didn't shy away from titillation with apparent porn game Senran Kagura Burst's European box art.
The initial plan was even more blatant. The original box art design, prototyped above, was a slip cover. The outer... more
Here's some pretty but unremarkable footage from the upcoming 17th Pokemon movie Cocoon of Destruction.
Members of an old folks' home suddenly feel lively and not like dying after discovering the rejuvenating powers of aline... more
Our freedom is under attack, America (or Japan). First it was the war on Christmas. Then the war on Christianity. Soon we will all be born slaves, toiling for the mooching liberal welfare state and unable to bring guns into ... more
XBlaze Code: Embryo is a visual novel set 200 years before the events of BlazBlue.
XBlaze tells the story of Touya Kagari, a mostly unremarkable high school sophomore with a remarkable past, and his transformation fro... more
Adventure games enable developers to guide their audience on an incredibly focused journey. Completely scripted -- with little variation or user input that impacts the outcome -- they rely on the quality of their storytelli... more
I was watching Mouse Hunt the other day expecting it to not hold up since seeing it in theaters in 1997. Remember when a children's film could start with a bleak funeral that ends with a body in a sewer and continue towards ... more
With the amount of role-playing adventures I’ve journeyed through in my life that culminate in apocalyptic showdowns, I’m a little tired. Save the world, rinse, and repeat. It’s so rare that a Japanese RPG d... more
Last year saw the release of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle in the Japan. The game went on to become a popular seller, and has since retained loyal following. With a quirky and lively art style, along with a pretty... more
If it's one thing An American Tale taught me, it's to "never say never." But come on, what really are the chances of Super Heroine Chronicle landing on North American shores?
It takes the mash-up wackiness of the Super Robot... more
Vocaloid Japanese businessman singing karaoke "Unforgettable" in space is the best. Thank The Orb. The above video comes from last year's inaugural BitSummit, showcasing some of the cool, weird games shown off there, includi... more
Pokémon XY: Cocoon of Destruction is releasing July 19, 2014 in Japan. From early information, it seems that the people behind it are going with a kitchen sink approach to capitalize on the wildly popular Pokemon X/Y.&... more
I feel like we should be the one's crying about Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster, since the game has already hit store shelves in Japan. But alas, this strange commercial for the game's Vita release reminds us just how touchi... more
I like to be mister optimism when it comes to games...even games that are slated for mobile and browser based platforms. But I've had an extremely hard time believing that the sixth entry in the Breath of Fire series is going... more
Strategy role-playing game Record of Agarest War is now out for Android devices. Published by HyperDevbox Studio, the unique Japanese title -- that lets you breed heroes over multiple generations -- is available at a spe... more
A recently released Christmas album from Square Enix suggests that a new game in the fabled Mana series may currently be in the works.
As seen in the track listings for the X'mas Collections II, track nine -- which... more
It’s strange to think that Ys: Memories of Celceta is actually the fourth iteration of Ys IV. Even weirder, it’s the first time the game has been developed by Nihon Falcom, who was the developer of pretty much eve... more
While many of you may be enjoying the latest Ys title to land stateside, Ys: Memories of Celceta on the PS Vita, one title in the series had yet to see any sort of English adaptation. That is until now.
Thanks to the tea... more
I’ve never seen as much tragedy in a fighting game before I played Saint Seiya: Brave Soldiers. Maybe I should have been more prepared with a fighting game based on the lore of the classic anime, but as a casual partake... more
Meet More! SoniComi, a sort of sexy take on Pokemon Snap. In this PlayStation 3 exclusive, headed for Japanese shores March 20, 2014, you play the part of a gravure photographer who get's to snap lovely "professional" pictur... more
It's been quite some time since a new Dragon Quest game has graced these shores, but if recent trademark sightings indicate anything, our fortunes might just be turning for the better in the near future.
Uncovered over ... more
Saint Seiya: Brave Soldiers' destiny clashes this Tuesday, November 26, when it smashes its way onto North American PlayStation 3's. Released last week in Europe, both at retail and on PSN, the NA version of the game is fore... more
When this past generation began, fighting games seemed to be on their last legs. Capcom fighters were nowhere in sight, Sega’s Virtua Fighter laid hidden in the deepest of digital fight clubs, and Namco’s Tekken a... more
Set to release next week in Japan, Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII latest 15 second TV spot showcases a live-action version of the titular character. Albeit extremely brief, the model portraying Lightning, intermixed w... more
Best known for manic console arcade bullet-hell shooters, like Deathsmiles and Akai Katana, Cave is mixing up the formula slightly with their next mobile shmup release, Don Paccin.
The vertical shooter, slated for both ... more
One of the greatest things about video games is the opportunity they afford us to take on roles we'd normally never have the chance to do. For example, in The Guided Fate Paradox, the latest from the team that brought us the ... more
Acquire's Akiba's Trip 2 is a demon destroying beat'em up where you literally beat the pants off your enemies. The latest video for the title showcases... well it showcases exactly what one would expect from a game wher... more
Compile Heart's Mugen Souls Z, a sequel to PS3 RPG Mugen Souls, will be coming to Europe and North America in 2014 courtesy of NIS America. My guess is there is a "Z" in the sequel's title because it looks enough like a "2" t... more
Hey! You! Yeah, you! Killzone: Shadow Fall comes out next month (that's this...Shadow Fall...man I wish I had used that when we were still in summer).
If you're into it, you should cop this straight gameplay (starting around... more
What happens when Dragon Quest, Final Fantasy, and Tales producers Yosuke Saito, Shinji Hashimoto, and Hideo Baba share space in Japanese monthly V Jump? JRPG nerds fangasm off into the sunset.
A snippet of possible collabora... more
Atlus has been drinking the crazy water and is publishing the loony 2D fighter Aquapazza: Aquaplus Dream Match, as we recently reported. The previous "Holiday 2013" release window has now been narrowed down to November 19.
The email I received from Atlus today pretty much asks the perfect question: "Have you ever dropped a bookcase on someone in a fighting game?" Uh... well that would be a wholehearted no, but I have a feeling that answer might... more
While playing all those saucy hostess club sub-stories in private in the Yakuza 1 & 2 HD remake due later this year was already known -- thanks to this uncomfortably strange trailer -- a recent interview in Fami... more
It only took two years for the thirteenth flagship title in the Tales series to reach western shores, but now that Tales of Xillia has finally arrived what better way to celebrate than with a collection of some fantastic cosp... more
What was once an eroge series in Japan, Tears to Tiara has since dropped its erotic ways jumping over to the PlayStation 3 console with a more teen friendly remake. Following a five year absence since its debut on Sony's con... more
Square Enix announced today on a special ten-hour Dragon Quest X livestream that the once-Nintendo exclusive will be coming to PC on September 26 in Japan. The base game will retail for ¥ 3990 Yen (roughly ... more
XSEED Games may have single-handedly championed the Sony Vita at this year's E3. Not one, but three offerings are slated from the niche publishing localization house. Japanese RPGs like Valhalla Knights 3 and Ragna... more
Similar to the re-release treatment that the Final Fantasy IV soundtrack will be getting this coming July, Square Enix has announced details for the Final Fantasy V Original Sound Track Remaster Version. While it won't be as ... more
Theatrhythm is still one of my favorite games for the 3DS, and probably even my iPhone. It would make sense, given the game's focus on music, that a soundtrack album would have be released, but it's eluded us... until now.Whi... more
[In light of recent criticisms, Dtoid community blogger Voltech took it upon himself to defend Japan's games and culture, and argues that they aren't so different from the West's. Want to see your own words appear on the fron... more
Games that go beyond simple power fantasy motifs have been growing in prestige and popularity. Journey, The Walking Dead, and Cart Life are just three warmly embraced, award winning modern releases that defy expecta... more
Final Fantasy IV is easily one of my favorite soundtracks in the series. That's probably because it contains one of my favorite tracks of all time, "Troian Beauty." Square Enix apparently agrees and is re-releasing the long o... more
It's no secret that the gaming industry can be prone to some pretty deplorable business practices. Square Enix announced one today that's just another drop in an ever-growing ocean.
Beginning on April 25, Tomb Raider on ... more
Well we all know Takenobu Mitsuyoshi is great, but just how great is he? So great he now has a third compilation album featuring his works lined up for release. His album series From Loud 2 Low started in 2003 including some ... more
Soft, fruity, chewy. Man, what isn't there to love about Morinaga's delicious candy treat, Hi-Chew? For those of you who haven't had a chance to indulge in a pack of this sugary snack, it's probably best described as somethi... more
It wouldn't be fair to say that Ni No Kuni has a specific urination quest. It's more of a side story or side effect of a larger task, if you will. Nevertheless, when I came upon this girl who needed to whiz, I immediate... more